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Women's Leadership

Empowering women to become powerful advocates for agriculture

Empowering voices

Women are essential to agriculture, as leaders on and off the farm, from running a farm or ranch business to advocating on Capitol Hill. The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership program provides women with opportunities for growth and development to sharpen their skills and strengthen their ability to inspire change.

Being involved in the Women’s Leadership Program has molded me into a better leader for Farm Bureau and my community. I encourage all women to get involved.

- Isabella Chism, AFB Women's Leadership Chair

Women's Communications Boot Camp

Women’s Communications Boot Camp is an intensive training opportunity for any female Farm Bureau member interested in advancing their communications skills to share their farm stories. Hundreds of women have graduated from the program, taking their skills further advocacy efforts, engage with consumers and lead in their communities.

Boot Camp is offered twice a year, please email committee@fb.org for more information on dates and the application process.

I am excited to use my skills to help consumers as well as elected officials better understand the importance of agriculture.

— Barbara Rogers-Scharneck, Women’s Communications Boot Camp Graduate, member AFBF Promotion & Education Committee, and Massachusetts Farm Bureau Member

Women's Boot Camp graduates use their training:

  • by positively influencing elected officials.
  • by creating or acting upon local media opportunities to support Farm Bureau’s policy work.
  • by joining social media campaigns to share positive messages about agriculture.
  • by influencing consumers when planning and implementing outreach events.
  • by speaking about agricultural innovations and enterprises with a variety of audiences, community groups, in classrooms and with neighbors.

Cultivator Newsletter

The Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Cultivator provides program and regional updates on the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership program via a quarterly newsletter. Anyone interested in Women’s Leadership programming is encouraged to sign-up for the newsletter and select their region of interest.

Get Involved

Contact committee@fb.org